A Fed rate rise will be timely for Australia

The Fed's anticipated normalisation of interest rates is likely to cause some market volatility, but the knock-on effects could be helpful for the resources sector.

What exactly does 'considerable time' mean? Markets are hoping that tonight’s US Federal Reserve board’s Open Market Committee meeting will provide some hints.

Over the past week and a half, markets have become more volatile and the US dollar has strengthened markedly as the meeting has neared.

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